Monday, 18 May 2015

Tokyo bits and bobs: Visiting the Lost in Translation Park Hyatt Hotel, exploring Kichijouji and Shibuya | Japan

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Kichijouji
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Shu Cream (puff pastries filled with cream)
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The food above is fake, it's called サンプル (sample) and you see it everywhere in front of restaurants and cafes in Japan.
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Coke bench inside a Game Centre in Kichijouji
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Graffiti in a back street in Shibuya
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Socks and outside of Pachinko (gambling) parlour in Shibuya
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View from the Park Hyatt's New York bar

So recently I've been up to interesting (read: getting drunk) things on Sundays, last weekend I went with some friends to the New York bar in the Park Hyatt Hotel to listen to some jazz (I'm so classy I can't even handle it). The hotel and the bar are used in the film Lost in Translation so it was pretty exciting to visit, plus the views were insane. Also while we were there Nicola Formichetti (Gaga's ex stylist and creative director of Diesel) walked in for dinner! He was also joined by Kiko Mizuhara who is G-Dragon from Big Bang's (Kpop band) girlfriend and a really popular model in Japan - not bad for a celeb sighting imo.

This weekend that just passed my friend and I spent some time in Kichijouji which is a up and coming 'trendy' spot in Tokyo, it has a lot of nice shops and bars and usually we go there for karaoke. We were actually searching for locations to do a photo shoot which had a kind of tacky/run down vibe to it so I got some interesting reference photos. Continuing the fun Sundays theme, I also went to a Tinder hosted rooftop party in Odaiba yesterday which was pretty interesting. It was windy as hell and they had girls in neon bikinis pole dancing on a pole which was swaying dangerously in said wind, and we were also given a lot of free vodka/gin/tequila so needless to say I didn't go to class this morning...

Let me know if you guys like these sort of Japan posts interesting! xx

27 comments:

Alex said...

I love posts like these! Tokyo looks incredible, always love seeing peoples' adventures there :) The Park Hyatt Hotel would be amazing to visit, and good job on the celeb sightings!

I am one step closer to living in Japan myself, might be getting a job somewhere (probs not Tokyo wah) as an English teacher as soon as August! Eee!

Alex
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x

Georgie said...

Thank you! Ahh so exciting! Are you going through the JET program? I heard it is kinda hard to be placed in Tokyo if you're teaching, but the Japanese countryside will give you such a 'proper' Japan experience! xx

Alex said...

It's with Interac :) The JET application doesn't open until October and is such a looong process, but within two weeks I submitted an application, had a phone interview and got invited to a seminar with Interac! I suppose Tokyo will always be that much closer wherever I may be placed! xx

Georgie said...

Ooh I haven't heard of them, I'll have a look! I did hear JET is a massive hooha sorting it all out so I imagine Interac are better! xx

MiharuJulie said...

Cool !
I hope I can going Tokyo somedays :(

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melaniekay said...

I loved lost in translation so I of course love this post!
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Nadia said...

It looks really cool! Gotta visit Tokyo..!

Georgie said...

The hotel is soo gorgeous, if I ever had the money I'd totally stay there!

Georgie said...

You definitely should! ^^

Stephanie said...

Looks amazing! Tokyo is such a great city <3


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Georgie said...

I definitely recommend visiting :)

Naomi said...

Love all types of travel posts so yes, think this is super interesting

XO Naomi in Wonderland

Georgie said...

I'm glad! ^^

Gabrielle RoseBonniee said...

I just love these japanese streets ! Lovely photos ♥

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Georgie said...

Thank you! :)

Georgie said...

Thanks! ^^

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Georgie said...

Thank you! #teammermaidhair indeed

Dressed With Soul said...

I have never been in Tokoyo and therefore I thank you for sharing this perfect impressions!

xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

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Lakshmi R said...

I'm amazed at how real the fake food looks and how yummy the Shu Cream seems. Ha, I'm sensing a theme here - think I'm a little hungry. Anywho, great post. Tokyo looks like the type of place that you need to visit at least once! x

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Georgie said...

Thanks for your comment! :)

Georgie said...

The fake food is crazy real looking, the amount of detail they put into it is insane! Tokyo is definitely a bucket list destination :)

Bash Harry said...

Oooh, Tokyo looks so beautiful! And I'd love some Shu Cream right now. It looks like you're enjoying your time! Have a great Sunday <3

xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

Georgie said...

Thank you! :)

Lakshmi R said...

I probably would have prodded them if I saw them in real life... just to double check they were in fact fake, haha x

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